BBC One, ITV and Facebook crowned UK news giants
- Ofcom’s latest research into digital news consumption in the UK reports that BBC One (62%) remains the most-used source across all platforms, followed by ITV (46%) and Facebook (36%).
- The report states that TV is the most used (79%) platform for news, followed by the internet (73%), with approximately 49% of adults using social media.
- TV is most prevalent among the 65+ age group (93%), while the internet is the most popular for news among 16-24s (89%) and those from ethnic minority groups (85%).
- Despite its popularity, social media is the least trusted source of news.
- This relates to yesterday’s news on Twitter’s effort to tackle disinformation and last week’s FutureLearn’s survey findings of social media being used as a ‘top-up’ to education by those born between 1997 and 2015.
- For more information on what you can do about misinformation, click here. The Covid-19 pandemic has caused an upsurge in the spread of misinformation, read our blog on how to tackle this.
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